New Good Old Games

Good Old Games announces the addition of two new old games to their DRM-free marketplace at GOG.com. They now offer the historical construction sequel Stronghold Crusader and the RPG sequel Gothic 2 Gold Edition, each priced at $9.99.
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Feb 8, 2009, 20:17
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Feb 8, 2009, 20:17
 
Acleacius, thanks for the info on that program. I translated the read-me but can't seem to figure out what button on the programs menu saves the settings to your G2 folder.

I think I got the rest of the settings figured out just can't seem to get them to stick or work in game. What am I missing?

I've also left the program open and running with the NotR Lite settings on... yet when I leveled up the settings seemed to be the original NotR.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Feb 4, 2009, 11:32
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Feb 4, 2009, 11:32
 
Space Hulk 2 was really, really bad compared to the first game, and pretty bad as a game, period. The extreme difficulty was ramped down to the point where you could take your Terminator and take on Genestealers in hand-to-hand combat, even when they surprise you from behind. Certainly pretty, though.
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Feb 4, 2009, 04:53
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Feb 4, 2009, 04:53
 
GOG: Give us Space Hulk 2 already!!!!!!
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Feb 4, 2009, 03:03
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Re: New Good Old Games Feb 4, 2009, 03:03
Feb 4, 2009, 03:03
 
When I bought FO1 on GOG though I also bought FO2, I just haven't played it yet. Judging by your comments, I guess I need to ASAP.

If you're going to play FO2, I highly, highly recommend getting the unofficial patch and the restoration project available here: http://www.killap.net/

Oh, there are some additional fixes for the restoration project that you should grab here: http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42776

The GOG release doesn't come with either. The unofficial patch fixes a huge amount of bugs that the official patches didn't and the restoration project restores a lot of content that wasn't finished or got cut from the game due to time constraints. It's all based off of stuff that was found hidden in the game files so it's actual content created by the devs, not modders.

You can also get this mod to play the game in higher resolutions: http://falloutmods.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout2_High_Resolution_Patch

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Feb 4, 2009, 02:34
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Feb 4, 2009, 02:34
 
Paranoid Jack
Trying to get Night of the Raven with that G2 Gold
I maybe reading this wrong but you do get NotR with G2 Gold.

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BTW if this is anyone's first time NotR is very difficult, so either play G2 without first time or if your determined know that NotR is very unforgiving and you will need to plan out your character out ahead of time.
Secondly you can play NotR then if it becomes too hard or you get stuck, you can try this, it will allow you to change the difficulty to normal G2 with the NotR installed.
http://www.worldofgothic.de/dl/?go=downloads&release_id=74

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Feb 4, 2009, 02:25
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Feb 4, 2009, 02:25
 
Jerykk knows what he's talking about, listen to him.
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Feb 4, 2009, 02:24
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Feb 4, 2009, 02:24
 
Gothic 2? Score.
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Feb 4, 2009, 02:12
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Feb 4, 2009, 02:12
 
I never played FO2. I played FO1 back in the day, but skipped FO2 for some reason, probably because I was into JRPGs at the time (don't ask).

When I bought FO1 on GOG though I also bought FO2, I just haven't played it yet. Judging by your comments, I guess I need to ASAP.
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Feb 4, 2009, 01:05
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Re: New Good Old Games Feb 4, 2009, 01:05
Feb 4, 2009, 01:05
 
The only area where Fallout really is better than Fallout 3 is dialogue scripts and performance. The rest is just nostalgia talking.

Are we talking about Fallout 1 or Fallout 2 here? Fallout 1 was lacking in content. What made FO1 so great was how open-ended it was. The quest to find the water chip was very broad and there was really no handholding whatsoever. You actually had to explore and talk to people. It felt like an actual quest, rather than a list of chores.

Fallout 2 expanded upon this with significantly more content. It was also downright hilarious. So many timeless moments. FO3 has a lot of content too but none of it is particularly memorable, whereas I remember much of FO2 quite fondly. When you consider that I played FO1 and 2 for the first time less than a year ago, that doesn't speak well of FO3's writing and quest design. The NPCs, locales and quests of FO2 were simply more interesting.

And then there's the matter of balance. Oh my. In FO1 and 2, you actually had to think about what to carry because ammo and drugs (and maybe stims too) had weight. In FO3, you can't walk five feet without tripping over an ammo canister or medkit. In FO1 and 2, radiation was actually something to be afraid of. In FO3? A minor nuisance made even less significant due to the abundance of weightless radiation meds. Then we have the matter of stats. In FO1 and 2, your stats actually matter. Good luck surviving a battle if your combat skills are less than 100. The only skills that really matter in FO3 are hacking, lockpicking and repair because those have arbitrary limits. Perks were also significantly more useful in the first two games. In FO3, most of the perks are completely worthless. You quickly reach the point where you already have all the perks you want and you have a hard time picking more because they are so useless.

And don't even get me started on the karma system. While FO1 and 2 had it, it played a much smaller role. In FO3, the game is completely arbitrary in its allocation of morality. I hack a scheming bastard's computer and I lose morality? I kill a bunch of homicidal ghouls that plan on killing relatively innocent people and I lose morality? What?

If you are comparing FO1 to FO3, your argument might have some merit due only to the general lack of content in FO1. But FO2? No chance. FO2 is vastly superior to FO3 in every respect except for graphics.
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Feb 4, 2009, 00:38
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Feb 4, 2009, 00:38
 
I hope GOG makes people realize how most of today's games are complete shit in comparison to Fallout, Gothic 2, etc. etc.

I was one of those who praised Fallout and complained about Fallout 3, until I used GOG.com and played through Fallout again. Ends up a lot of that is nostalgia, and the game really isn't some holy gift that Fallout 3 pales in comparison too. The only area where Fallout really is better than Fallout 3 is dialogue scripts and performance. The rest is just nostalgia talking.

I hope Gothic 2 fares better.
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Feb 4, 2009, 00:09
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Feb 4, 2009, 00:09
 
"historical construction" Thats an odd description, its a medieval RTS. Constructing the castles is one aspect, destroying them an entirely different one.
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Feb 3, 2009, 23:41
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Feb 3, 2009, 23:41
 
Trying to get Night of the Raven with that G2 Gold but it won't allow me to create an account. I tried twice and it never sends an e-mail. I assume you have to verify your account via e-mail like all others?

Anyone else having this issue?

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Re: New Good Old Games
Feb 3, 2009, 22:53
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I hope GOG makes people realize how most of today's games are complete shit in comparison to Fallout, Gothic 2, etc. etc.
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Feb 3, 2009, 21:51
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Feb 3, 2009, 21:51
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Finally! I've been waiting for Gothic 2.
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Feb 3, 2009, 21:50
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Whoa Gothic 2...do want!
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